Bed & Breakfast

A recent guest from Colorado wrote: “Thank you, Caitlin and Peter for gracing me with your spacious, beautiful presence and house. I find that I am changed by it, as I board a plane back “home.” ♥ 

is set in a beautiful organic garden above the tiny village of Westminster West, just 15 miles north of Brattleboro. A peaceful, magical setting surrounded by forest, birds, flowers, wildlife.

Sanctuary from the veggie garden

We have one very special guest room with its own private entrance into the garden, a queen-sized bed and a private half-bath. An ideal accommodation for couples,  artists, writers and those seeking a quiet getaway.



We happily provide a simple delicious breakfast.  Special diets will be cheerfully accommodated: vegetarian, vegan, no-wheat, no-dairy, etc. Generally, breakfast is served in the sunroom or the large living-dining room, or in the garden in season.

Winter breakfast in the sunroom.

We have devised a way to give guests a private sitting room by using shoji screens to separate the platform at the south end of our large living room from the rest of the room.  It is the perfect place for yoga, meditation, reading, writing, relaxing, surrounded by beautiful plants inside and out.

We can accommodate an extra person on a futon in the sitting room, for an additional charge. We are not set up for children or pets, but are willing to consider your needs.


A poem by Mary Francis Drake, given as a Blessing:


Away from death and busyness I fly
Through mountains green and bright blue sky
Burdens lifting with each passing mile
Carried away by wispy clouds and babbling brooks
Open fields of corn and hay, nestled valleys, hugged by pines
Shoes off, feet up, warm welcome to silence and sanctuary
Where waters and poems flow while frogs sit still sunning
Feline friend offers abundant affection freely given
If only we could gulp in loving touch and purr that way
Here in the woods a natural peace abides
Freedom from strain and want, freedom from forgetting
The frog remembers, the cat, the pond, the stream, the porch
Be still and know


Rates and details about your stay.

For reservations or more information, contact us by email:, or phone (802) 387-5779.

Peter and Caitlin Adair
40 Gregg Road
Westminster West, VT 05346

Where are we?
Sanctuary is set on a knoll above the picturesque village of Westminster West. We are seven miles from the center of Putney (10 minutes) and 15 miles from Brattleboro (25 minutes). The drive to anywhere from here is through beautiful forested hills, organic dairy farms, picturesque New England villages. Click on Directions to Sanctuary for specifics on how to find us.

“We invite you to experience the peace and harmony                         of our home and gardens.”

Sanctuary :: 40 Gregg Road :: Westminster West, Vermont 05346 :: 802-387-5779 ::